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Happy Holidays from KEM and Associates

One of the real joys of the Holiday Season is the opportunity to say Thank You to all our loyal clients, partners, and network and to wish you the very best in the New Year!  

 

We appreciate your talents, team spirit, and hard work to support the warfighter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: KEM’s holiday cards from CardsDirect.com

Welcome to the #KEM Mission

Our mission is to support the warfighter and strong national defense by creating tailored, high performance strategic solutions for our global clients.

What We Do – KEM is a global team creating trusted and innovative solutions helping to keep the warfighter safe.  We are a strategy and innovation leader specializing in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry specializing globally in the following domain areas: Missile Defense, Cybersecurity, Aviation Manned and Unmanned, C4ISR, Electronic Warfare, Shipbuilding, and Space.

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KEM is a Proud New AUSA Member & Attends 2017 Annual Meeting Reception at The Ambassador of Norway Residence

KEM is a proud new member of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and continued affiliate of The Norwegian-American Defense and Homeland Security Industry Council (NADIC).  We were honored to attend the esteemed Ambassador of Norway’s reception in honor of the AUSA’s Annual Meeting and Exposition on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at the Ambassador’s Residence in Washington D.C.

Thank you Ambassador Kåre R. Aas for your gracious hospitality and continued commitment to strength through cooperation between the Norwegian-American Aerospace and Defense communities in order to keep pace with the shifting global security landscape.

The 2017 AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition’s theme, “Building Readiness: America’s Army from the Great War to Multi-Domain Battle” was prevalent throughout the event.  The AUSA’s meeting is the largest land power exposition and professional development forum in North America, conducted over three days to deliver critical presentations on the state of the Army, pertinent military and national security subjects, and networking events highlighting the capabilities of Army organizations and supporting industry products and services.

For a full view of the schedule, click here: 2017 AUSA Annual Meeting 9 -11 Oct

#KEM Team Attends AFA Air Space & Cyber Convention 2017: Breaking Barriers Heritage to Horizon

#KEM Team Attends #ASC17: Breaking Barriers Heritage to Horizon. The nation’s premier event for defense and aerospace professionals from across the globe.

The #KEM team was excited to attend the Air Force Association’s 2017 Air, Space & Cyber Convention, September 18 – 20, 2017, in the National Harbor, Maryland.

Our team had a successful week engaging with senior Air Force leadership and connecting with our strategic partners and clients in industry and government while engaging in meetings, discussions, and sessions focused on the latest strategies for technical and tactical advantage, international partnerships and alliances, and reformed business practices critical for strong U.S. defense and national security.  

We were thankful for the opportunity to connect with our friends in Air Force leadership and industry, academia & aerospace partners to work innovative solutions utilizing and growing #KEM core capabilities and domain areas to critical issues and challenges currently facing the U.S. warfighter and the aerospace market.

#KEM continues to work supporting our nation’s competitive edge through our #KEM Domain Areas in Missile Defense, Cyber, C4ISR, and Space in a continued response to Secretary of Defense James Mattis’   key note address reminder of America’s two fundamental sources of power, “inspiration and intimidation”.

9/11: #KEM REMEMBERING THE FALLEN

Join #KEM to take a moment remembering all the fallen and the strength and unity that followed 16 years ago today on this anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

A memorial flag is illuminated near where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001 in D.C.

World Trade Center: American Airlines Flight 11 struck the northern tower of the World Trade Center at 8:46 a.m. United Flight 175 struck the southern tower of the World Trade Center at 9:03 a.m. – About 2,570 people died in the World Trade Center and the surrounding area, including 400 emergency responders.

Pentagon: At 9:37 a.m., American Airlines Flight 77 struck the Pentagon – A total of 184 passengers and Department of Defense personnel were killed.

Shanksville, Pennsylvania: United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in a field at 10:03 a.m. – The 44 passengers of this flight were killed.

#NeverForget #PatriotDay #FreedomisNotFree

Join #KEM in Helping the Victims of the Hurricanes: Donate Now to American Red Cross

Recovery is a joint effort!  

Join #KEM in helping to support the massive relief efforts needed by all the victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria by aiding the efforts of the American Red Cross.  The American Red Cross is providing shelter, supplies and volunteer labor to ease the suffering of hurricane victims.

You can help. To give to Hurricane Harvey, Irma, and Maria relief now,

click here.

First responders with U.S. military units, state National Guard and other federal agencies are responding urgently to the needs of all those devastated by Hurricane Harvey.

Harvey Recovery: A Joint Effort

Recovery is a joint effort! First responders helping victims of the epic flooding from Hurricane #Harvey are joined by military units and other federal agencies from around the country. Here's a look at the impact they're making. READ MORE: https://go.usa.gov/xRAjh

Posted by U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on Tuesday, August 29, 2017

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KEM and ARES Mobility Solutions: Strengthening Cooperation in the Pacific

KEM with our valued and trusted strategic partner, ARES Mobility Solutions under the proven leadership of Shirlene Ostrov, remains focused on efforts to strengthen relationships and modernize U.S. alliances and capabilities in the Asia-Pacific region. We continue to develop and work efforts that align and engage the region to strengthen capabilities, capacity building, and readiness activities between the U.S. government, allies, and partners.  These efforts are poised to address the increasingly complex Asia-Pacific state risks and non-state risks such as humanitarian crises and natural disasters while developing new concepts of operations and next-generation capabilities.

With the nature of the Pacific theater, KEM’s leadership and capabilities supports across all domains: land, air, sea, space, and cyber.

KEM’s mission and core work efforts back the United States Navy’s Asia-Pacific maritime strategy in recognition of the growing Anti-Access/Area Denial (A2/AD) challenge while supporting the Department of Defense’s core service missions:

  • Air and Space Superiority
  • Global Strike
  • Rapid Global Mobility
  • Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR)
  • Command and Control (C2)

 

 

 

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This is For All our #KEM 2,000+ Facebook Fans – Thank You!

As the KEM team approaches its 3rd year being active in the social media community, we would like to thank you for engaging with us in our online journey.

Recently, our Facebook page has surpassed 2,000 likes, a milestone for which we want to express our appreciation to all of you that read our content, as well as our blogs that we maintain across our social media. We will continue to document our journey as a team and we value our virtual supporters both locally and across the world!

KEM also wants to recognize a key member of our communication’s team, Will Vith.   We thank Will for his hard work and creative spirit in our digital space helping KEM share our story and execute our mission.

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Flag Day 2017: #KEM Honors our American Flag, a Symbol of Freedom and Sacrifice

On this Flag Day, KEM celebrates the history of the Stars and Stripes by remembering all it represents:

Our Fighting Spirit, The American Way, and Those Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice for Our Country.

As KEM executes our mission to support the warfighter and strong national defense by creating tailored, high performance strategic solutions, we pay our respects to all the fallen that have had their caskets covered by our country’s flag as they come home from war, and we remember the oath our flag represents sworn by Americans to uphold the constitution.

In honor of the #ArmyBDay and Flag Day

This We'll Defend.

Posted by U.S. Army on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Click here for proper etiquette reminders for handling the American Flag.

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#KEM Continues to Monitor the 2018 “Skinny Budget” and Its Prospects of Getting Through Congress

Able to Strike a Defense Balance? Defense Increases for 2018, $30 Billion Supplemental for 2017

Proposed Changes to Agency Discretionary Budgets in 2018 (Bloomberg Politics)

President Trump released his 2018 Budget, known as “the skinny budget” in Washington, which includes defense spending of $639 billion, including $65 billion for ongoing emergency war-fighting. This represents a $54 billion increase in defense spending, to be offset by corresponding reductions to non-Defense programs. In addition, the Trump Administration sent a $30 billion 2017 defense supplemental budget request to add $25 billion into 2017 Department of Defense base budget bringing it to $576 billion and adding $5 billion to the emergency wartime spending fund.

#KEM continues to monitor the 2018 “skinny budget’s” prospect of getting through Congress as it seems to not please the left, middle, and far right.  In addition, #KEM continues to track the extent to which budget deliberations ultimately strike a balance between readiness, modernization, and acquisition programs to support the base-budget programs, cyber and intelligence, and counter terrorism capabilities of the current defense strategy.  The full budget will be released in May and needs Congressional approval to become law.

Katherine Blakeley, research fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) on the Defense and Aerospace Report: CSBA Blakely on Trump Budget Proposal

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